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So, your pet has carried home ticks, and now your entire house in infested with ticks, is it? How do you deal with a tick infestation in your home? We share some tips and advice below –
If you suspect that your pet has brought ticks inside the house, the first
thing to do is de-clutter. Ticks could be hiding anywhere. Don’t leave things
lying on the floor. Don’t keep laundry piling up. All of this behavior is
little less than a welcome note to the ticks.
infected clothes – If you suspect that some of your
clothes may have ticks hiding in them, wash them in warm water immediately. Don't
put them in the laundry basket with the rest of your clothes. Doing so will
only spread the tick infestation.
your house extensively – The next best thing you can do to
remove ticks is to clean your house thoroughly. If you have a vacuum cleaner,
you can put it to good use now. The vacuum cleaner will suck up all the ticks —
dust every corner and mop all possible surface areas. You don't want to leave
any crevice behind.
pesticide – In order to prevent any further tick
infestation, you will need to spray your home with pesticides. Your goal should
be to kill any and all tick eggs and larvae lurking around your house. Simply
cleaning and de-cluttering your house is not enough, spray the insides of your
house with boric acid, and your house should be tick-free.
an exterminator – You may need to contact a professional
exterminator if you think the situation at your house is beyond your control.
Professional exterminators will have the knowledge and tools handy to kill
ticks around your house effectively.
any ticks on your pet – Check for any remaining ticks on
your pet. You need to physically remove any ticks from your pet's body first
and then apply a tick-prevention lotion or gel. There are also tick-prevention
collars available in the market, which prevents ticks from latching onto your
pet's body for as many as three months.
If you’ve noticed
ticks making themselves comfortable at your home, it is time to drive them out.
You don’t want your pet to contract any severe illness. Ticks can even cause
you disease. Get your pet checked out by a vet first and then get to remove
this menace from your home. You can call an exterminator if you think there's a
severe tick infestation in your house. If not, you can clean and de-clutter your
house thoroughly and vacuum away any tick or tick larvae. After you've cleaned
your house, you can use pesticides to prevent any further pest infestations at